Public housing in Puglia region, Italy

Thursday June 16
At 09:00–18:00
People first: quality of housing as quality of living
Polytechnic University of Bari
Lobby, Helsinki City Hall

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Event description:
The exhibition will start with an explanation of how the housing system works in Puglia showing the various public and social housing experiences. Then, it will explain some data over the demographic changes, the emerging needs and, on the dimensions influencing housing conditions to highlight the main problems and difficulties of the system. The public housing system is, in fact, characterized not only by a small number of apartments but also by houses that are too big compared to the dimension of families.

The last part of the exhibition will be over urban strategies and projects that are both being realized and still on a proposal stage. The main research that we should mention is about collecting data on a regional scale to analyse the emerging needs, a financed project about an integrated and innovative BIM – GIS system to follow up the maintenance operations and needs of the public buildings (B@RCA), some specific studies and project over social and student housing in the city of Lecce. The main projects we propose are the reuse of Palazzo Parlangeri and Galateo, a building by Pierluigi Nervi, as new student housings; the reuse of ex-Manifattura Tabacchi, still by Nervi, as public and social housing and as a container for activities for the city and the reuse of a 1970’s building public housing building to improve its quality of life, its energy efficiency and to increase the number of housing units.

Through some short videos will be displayed some social initiatives that created a deep cooperation with local authorities and some territorial no-profit associations; while through the survey results we will be able to collect feedback on issues and strategies needed to develop housing and social policies and to help our research.

Registration is not required

Organizer's contact details:
Polytechnic University of Bari
Nicola Martinelli